Sandstone 3, Strosacker Hall
Free and open to the public
Timothy Beal, Ph.D. - Marting Lecture Series
Obama's "Phony Theology" Revealed:
Biblical Battles for Higher, Holier Ground
in the Presidential Race
Tim Beal is the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University and Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (in progress). He has published widely on the cultural history of the Bible, and religion and popular culture.
His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book.
Dr. Beal was born in Hood River, Oregon, and grew up in Alaska, about twenty miles outside Anchorage. He and his wife, Clover Reuter Beal, a Presbyterian minister at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights, reside in Shaker Heights, Ohio with their two kids, Sophie and Seth.
His family loves to travel together. In fact, Beal says his Roadside Religion book project "began with a family road trip -- a travel seminar, let's call it -- through the Bible Belt in a 29-foot rented motorhome."
Sponsored by the Department of Religion